Because “The Hunger Games” saga is coming to an end this year, we can’t help but wonder how the next wave of young adult (YA) movie franchise might fare in the future.

Divergent” isn’t nearly as successful as the “The Hunger Games”, but “The Maze Runner” kept us on toes with its exciting plot and brilliant cast.

But what about “The 5th Wave”?


The 5th Wave

Starring Chloë Grace Moretz, “The 5th Wave” is based on Rick Yancey’s best-selling novel of the same name. It is bound to be turned into a franchise as the book already has a sequel titled “The Infinite Sea”, with the 3rd book “The Last Star” arriving in 2016.

Set in the present day, the story is about a world in the midst of an alien invasion. A total of 4 waves of increasingly fatal attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, 16-year-old Cassie Sullivan (played by Chloë Grace Moretz) is scrambling to survive and desperately trying to save her younger brother in the wake of an alien invasion.

As the world prepares for the inevitable and lethal 5th wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope – if she can only trust him.

The 5th Wave Chloe Grace Moretz

Besides Moretz, “The 5th Wave” also stars Nick Robinson as Ben Parish aka “Zombie,” Ron Livingston as Dad/Oliver, Maggie Siff as Mom/Lisa, Alex Roe as Evan Walker, Maika Monroe as Ringer, Zackary Arthur as Sam, and Liev Schreiber as Vosch.

The action-adventure film is directed by J. Blakeson based on a screenplay by Susannah Grant. Tobey Maguire, Graham King, Lynn Harris, and Matthew Plouffe serve as the producers while Denis O’’Sullivan and Richard Middleton are the executive producers.

Watch the international sneak peak below:


“The 5th Wave” is due to be released in 29th January 2016.

For more information, visit the movie’s Facebook page.

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